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Brexit – How the British People were Hacked

November 28, 2017 • Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Graham Vanbergen In today’s context, social engineering has now moved on – dramatically. It refers to the manipulation of people into performing actions they wouldn’t normally do. It’s a type of confidence trick, but unlike back in the day when propaganda was largely in print newspapers, there are now serious consequences of social media

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Is Brexit a Neo-Liberal Coup Against 45 Years of Life-Protective Law and Regulation?

August 14, 2017 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By John McMurtry The European Union’s rule of life-protective law is never really seen on media’s coverages and public discussions. In this article, Dr. McMurtry shares an in-depth analysis on Brexit, contentious elements revolving it, and how all these

Brexit and the Banks: Fight or Flight?

April 9, 2017 • FINANCE & BANKING, Governance & Regulation, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Barbara Casu This article discusses the key implications of Brexit for the UK financial services industry, looking at the differences between: membership vs. access; passporting rights vs. equivalence principle; customs union vs. free trade agreement.

The Revolution of the Victims of Globalisation and Neo-Nationalism

December 22, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, On Donald Trump Administration, Special Focus on BrexitComments (1)

By Takis Fotopoulos The victory of Brexit and the election of Trump drastically affected the New World Order by explicitly questioning globalisation. The reason in both cases is the strong popular resistance lurking in the background working towards economic

Brexit and London’s Role as an Islamic Banking Hub: Is the Glass Half Empty, or Half Full?

August 2, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, SPECIAL FEATURES, Europe, Special Focus on Brexit, Top Investment Destinations, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Sohail Jaffer Regardless of the shocking referendum result, there are reasons for optimism about the UK’s role as a hub for Islamic finance in a post-Brexit environment. Sohail Jaffer explains. You might also like: Insurtechs: Threat or Opportunity for

How the Brexit Referendum was Trumped: Personality, Protest and Patriotism

July 20, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Special Focus on Brexit, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Glyn Atwal and Douglas Bryson  In this article, the authors contend the electioneering style of what they label “Trumpism” was distinctly manifested and a vital factor for the unanticipated success of the recent Brexit campaign. You might also like:

Xenophobia in the UK

July 13, 2016 • Climate Change & Society, Special Focus on Brexit, World DevelopmentComments (0)

by Julian Vigo Racism and xenophobia cannot be spun into class solidarity, nor can they be forgotten away as if some new class spirit will erase the eruption of hyper-nationalism. Race as a construct is a tool to silence those who are disposable by those who

Post-Brexit Africa

July 1, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock Whatever its final impact, in the short-term the UK’s EU referendum will increase global economic uncertainty, market volatility and economic risk. In Africa, most scenarios will prove costly, particularly among those economies highly

Brexit Adds to Global Uncertainty

June 30, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Dan Steinbock, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

Dan Steinbock discussed that UK referendum will foster substantial economic uncertainty, market volatility and political risk, which could lead London and Brussels back to the negotiating deal. You might also like: Singapore as an ASEAN Asset Management Hub

Blame Austerity – Not Immigration – For Taking Britain To ‘Breaking Point’

June 27, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, Europe, Special Focus on BrexitComments (0)

By David Spencer Immigration is at the heart of the Brexit debate and is quite polarised. On one side, the Remain campaign either ducks the issue or focusses on the benefits that immigration brings to the economy as a whole. On the other side, the Leave camp